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The GIS Program offers a variety of academic education that include student internships, training’s, workshops, and college courses.

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 Throughout the course of the year, the GIS Program offers various training's/workshops internal and external for current students. These training focus on technology and GIS. For more information, use the contact form.

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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 

can be found throughout our modern society. Programs such as MapQuest and Google Earth have brought this technology into the lives of many citizens of our world. More advanced software systems such as ArcGIS are being used in academia, business, and government to manage large datasets of spatially-linked information and provide the users with powerful analytic tools. The course lectures will review the fundamental theories of GIS and will also focus on the various organizational and ethical issues that impact the implementation and sustainability of GIS in our society. The lab portion of the course will teach the student how to operate the ArcGIS Desktop software product; ArcGIS Pro. Introduction to GIS will be taught as a blended course, which means that online content will be used to supplement the course. The online content will not replace the traditional lecture and lab components of the course, but is instead meant to enhance the content, and allow for materials to be available outside of class time. Content will be reviewed prior to attending class, which will provide time for discussion, clarification, and problem solving during class time. All course materials along with lab assignments, quizzes, and exams will be managed in our innovative Canvas virtual learning environment. There will be little paper handed out or turned in during this class. (Also ENV 109)

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No Prerequisites

Intermediate Geographic Information Systems

This second course in geographic information systems builds upon the theories discussed in Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, and focuses on the more technical aspects of GIS. Laboratory activities teach the student to use more advanced functions of GIS software, and the fundamentals of advanced GIS analysis and display programs. The student will also learn to operate a precision GPS field data collector.

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Prerequisite:

  • Anthropology 109: Intermediate Geographic Information Systems 

GIS Internship

The department encourages students with prior courses in anthropology to develop, with a member of the department, internship opportunities. Students interested in pursuing internships should read “Internships And Other Opportunities” inside the Cour Catalog. In addition to the requirements listed there, interns should expect to write a paper describing their experiences, as relevant to anthropology, and connected to a reading list to be developed and agreed upon by the intern and the supervising faculty member.

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No Prerequisites